Born in Co. Wexford, ANDREW HUGHES was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. A qualified archivist, he worked for RTE before going freelance. It was while researching his acclaimed social history of Fitzwilliam Square – Lives Less Ordinary: Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Square, 1798-1922 – that he first came across the true story of John Delahunt that inspired his debut novel.
Alison Jameson grew up on a farm in rural Ireland, a remote and beautiful place that continues to inspire her work. She is the best selling author of two novels, This Man and Me, which was nominated for the IMPAC Literary Award, and Under My Skin. Her third novel Little Beauty will be published by Doubleday Ireland in April 2013. An English and History graduate of University College Dublin she worked in advertising for many years before becoming a full-time writer. Home is Dublin where she lives with her husband and son.
Sister Stanislaus Kennedy was the first religious sister ever to receive an honorary Doctorate in Law from Trinity College, Dublin. She joined the Irish Sisters of Charity in 1958 and has become one of the most influential social innovators of her time. She founded Focus Ireland, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Young Social Innovators, and established The Sanctuary - a place of peace and meditation set in the heart of Dublin. She has written several bestselling books, including her autobiography The Road Home, Day by Day, and Seasons of Hope - meditations on mindfulness. She lives in Dublin.